Choosing a baby gift when you don’t know the sex of the baby

My sister recently had her first baby, a bouncing baby girl who is absolutely adorable. Unfortunately, my sister decided not to know the sex of the baby before she was born and so I found buying presents for the new baby quite difficult as so many things are sex-specific.

If you’re stuck in the same boat then here are some of the Very bestsellers of unisex clothing, which means that no matter what sex the baby is when it’s born, it will at least have something to wear!

The unisex fifteen piece set from Ladybird is absolutely fantastic it has five sleepsuits, five bodysuits and five bibs and with a newborn you simply can never have too many of these. The set is decorated with cute cartoon mouse pictures but these are quite neutral so will be perfect for a little boy or girl.

You can also get a Winnie-the-Pooh six piece set that comprises of a sleepsuit, bodysuit, bib, hat, mitts and booties and are all printed or embroidered with the character Winnie-the-Pooh. This cream set is lovely and colourful and I have no doubt that any little boy or girl will look adorable in the matching items.

Continuing on a Winnie-the-Pooh theme there is also a super soft Winnie-the-Pooh snowsuit that will be great for keeping newborns wrapped up warm on those nippy and windy days and is nice and roomy so their normal clothes can be worn underneath. This one is definitely a great gift for ensuring the new baby is wrapped up warm against the elements.

If you fancy something other than white or cream then you could also try the 10 piece set from Ladybird which comes in a lovely shade of lemon, so it’s still colourful but the parents won’t need to exchange it as it will look great on boys or girls.

For parents with a bit of a designer inclination then there’s also a fabulous French Connection unisex sleepsuit and hat set that comes in cream and will have any baby looking stylish while they sleep.

Any parent will know that keeping a towel on a baby is a nightmare when they have just come out of the bath and are wriggling around happily. Luckily, you can give the gift a fabulous hooded towel robe which will keep baby snug and warm but still able to move around. This soft towel robe is embroidered with a bear design and even has cute bear ears on the hood, so it is very cute as well as practical. It also comes with a handy wash mitt with the same bear design.

So if you are worrying about what to buy for a friend or relative who is expecting but isn’t finding out the sex, then any one of these items will make a great gift and can be used no matter what the sex of the baby.

10th March 2010
Written by Very_Lauren